I saw this article about favorite words written by one of my favorite writer friends, Lauren Baratz-Logsted, on Twitter this morning. We were in the same Chick Lit writing group back in the day. Anyway, her post sparked this blog post about my favorite words and why. I first became aware of having favorite words … Continue reading My Favorite Words: Not What You’d Expect
I've been gearing up for writing 30 poems in 30 days for #NaPoWriMo this April but I've just learned of #CampNaNoWriMo (April version of #NaNoWriMo--Novel Writing Month). Something has got to give! After #FAWM (February Album Writing Month), I've decided that perhaps I should give my ears a break and write a novel and poetry … Continue reading April is Writing Month (#NaPoWriMo #CampNaNoWriMo)
I remember when my former sister-in-law was in Med School - she told stories about how she had to be so much better than the guys because of discrimination as a female. This was back in the 1980s. Since I've been pursuing music over the past 4 years, I've been noticing a disturbingly similar trend … Continue reading Is Music the Last Industry to Become Female-Friendly?
I started out with GarageBand and there's something about it being so approachable, especially for females, that really moved me forward in my music production career. And why I post that quote in my header. More women need to be empowered to engage in this male-dominated industry. A few outstanding women who have helped me … Continue reading Becoming One With Your DAW: Empowering Women in Music Production
I don't know what made me do it, maybe it was listening to the fabulous music on the Music City reality TV show, or maybe it was the rejection email for "She's Not That Good" proposal, which was a relief because I totally wanted to take the story a different direction, but I started thinking … Continue reading Rockin’ Like Joan Jett
I experienced my first FAWM (February Album Writing Month) this year and going in, I thought it would be like NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month - you post your words but nobody sees them). But for FAWM, the whole point is to write an album and get comments, collab, and connect with other musicians. This … Continue reading Cool Comments on my FAWM Songs
During FAWM, I wrote these poetic lyrics here. And then before the month's end I came up with a demo. It was inspired during Race Week in Daytona with its roots in rum runners with a tribute to those who came before me: musicians, car racing, and rum runners.
No planes, no trains, just automobiles A giant collage of a Ferris wheel Round and round goes the track Whirring dervishes give no slack Rum runners scurry in the night Grandpa’s Ford hides the blight Carving instruments in the day Passing down music to those without say Sleepless twilight trumpets my head Clock ticking and … Continue reading John Madison (#poem)
We're just about halfway through FAWM (February Album Writing Month - similar to NaNoWriMo for novelists), and I'm getting clarity on where I'd like to move forward in music and it comes as no surprise really. EDM. Electronic Dance Music or maybe just Electronic Music. It's a natural fit. I started my career in electronic … Continue reading Electronic Publishing to Electronic Music
Kentucky Flame (FAWM) Songwriting Challenge: No Chorus Lyrics, copyright 2018, Kathy Holmes I searched for an old friend the other day I met him in California in the sixth grade I never expected to find him that way When I saw the obituary of my old Kentucky Flame I remember the day this Kentucky boy … Continue reading Kentucky Flame (FAWM)